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Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 10-25-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By jwitt25
1) move to the resumes section 2) condense...

1) move to the resumes section

2) condense your resume to 1 page

3) delete the personal statement. it is filled with buzz words and fluff that demonstrate little substance.

4) switch to...
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 10-18-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By jwitt25
1) If you know the resume "needs lots of...

1) If you know the resume "needs lots of improvements," why wouldn't you attempt to make improvements before asking for help? You're asking people on here to write your resume.

2) While I haven't...
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 09-29-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By jwitt25
Tough to determine if you pass the quick review...

Tough to determine if you pass the quick review test since your resume is currently 2 pages. Condense it down to under a page and then ask for a review.

Also, I would expand your search outside...
Forum: Pricing, Reserving & Forecasting 09-06-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 696
Views: 128,567
Posted By jwitt25
Submitted 7/27. MMR 9/5

Submitted 7/27. MMR 9/5
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 09-05-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By jwitt25
Separate the skills section from interests. If...

Separate the skills section from interests. If you need to fill white space, interests can be used. However, it looks odd to have musical instruments listed next to relevant computer skills.
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 08-30-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By jwitt25
EL resumes should be 1 page. Your personal...

EL resumes should be 1 page.

Your personal statement is very wordy and mostly filled with fluff. The center formatting on that paragraph looks odd as well. Try to demonstrate your first...
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 08-28-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 349
Posted By jwitt25
The resume looks a lot cleaner than before. Here...

The resume looks a lot cleaner than before. Here are a few opinions on what can be improved:

I would only list the next exam that you are taking, rather than the next 2 planned attempts.
The...
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 08-28-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By jwitt25
'Po = Podunk areas of the country ...

'Po = Podunk areas of the country

Essentially, Strider is saying that given your resume, the odds of you landing a job in a big city with a well known employer is low because there is a lot of...
Forum: Pricing, Reserving & Forecasting 08-27-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 696
Views: 128,567
Posted By jwitt25
Anyone hear back recently?

Anyone hear back recently?
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 08-23-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By jwitt25
Exams and GPA are key to getting an internship. ...

Exams and GPA are key to getting an internship. Extracurricular activities help, but less weight is given to this part of the resume. So my advice is:
1) pass exams
2) network or email actuaries...
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 08-13-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By jwitt25
For work experiences, you'll want to list the...

For work experiences, you'll want to list the company name. Be prepared for questions about why you didn't take any exams prior to graduation, despite being an AS major.

Can you demonstrate any...
Forum: Pricing, Reserving & Forecasting 07-25-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,787
Posted By jwitt25
Did anyone include the incurred claims expense in...

Did anyone include the incurred claims expense in the basic projection?
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 07-23-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 387
Posted By jwitt25
The formatting makes it difficult to read. The...

The formatting makes it difficult to read. The use of bold and tab alignment is inconsistent and doesn't look professional, IMO. More white space would help.

Other things that I think could be...
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 07-09-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,054
Posted By jwitt25
My answers are simply my opinions. Keep in mind...

My answers are simply my opinions. Keep in mind that I'm U.S. based, so don't have the greatest understanding of the Canadian market. In general, the goal of a resume is to get an interview. Keep...
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 07-09-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,054
Posted By jwitt25
Here are my opinions: Put the month/year...

Here are my opinions:

Put the month/year for when you passed and name of the actual exam as of the date that you passed. Additionally, it is common practice to put the next exam that you are...
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 07-05-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 483
Posted By jwitt25
My opinions on your questions: 1) I would just...

My opinions on your questions:
1) I would just say "SRM exam requirement met via VEE" or something similar. You want to show that you've completed the requirement. Since, you haven't technically...
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 06-25-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By jwitt25
IMO, keep an EL resume to 1 page. Here are...

IMO, keep an EL resume to 1 page.

Here are my other opinions:

I don't think a summary of skills section is needed. They should be demonstrated through the resume.
Most applicants list the...
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 06-20-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By jwitt25
I would recommend adding other work experiences...

I would recommend adding other work experiences just to improve the timeline. You don't need to add a bullet telling what you did, but it would look better to list companies, job titles, and dates...
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 06-19-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By jwitt25
Here are my opinions on your questions: 1)...

Here are my opinions on your questions:

1) Yes, explain the gap. I think that 1-2 sentences should suffice.

2) I don't see an issue with it. Just do what best suits your personality.

3) I...
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 06-01-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 855
Posted By jwitt25
Here are my opinions.... I'm always on the...

Here are my opinions....

I'm always on the fence about objectives. The one you currently have is filled with fluff. Just be blunt and state career changer seeking entry level actuarial...
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 05-16-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 973
Posted By jwitt25
In my opinion, there is no need to rate your...

In my opinion, there is no need to rate your software/coding proficiency levels. You can either use the skill for a project or learn to use it. Many in the industry have the opinion that if you can...
Forum: Pricing, Reserving & Forecasting 05-03-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 57,016
Posted By jwitt25
Did you account for the changes in utilization...

Did you account for the changes in utilization when converting from P0002 to Custom P0001 plan?
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 04-23-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By jwitt25
Are you applying to only CAS jobs? If not, then...

Are you applying to only CAS jobs? If not, then you may want to use both CAS and SOA names.

Also, you have a lower GPA relative to other actuarial EL candidates. You may want to exclude it so...
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 04-12-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,943
Posted By jwitt25
Is anyone else seeing that the SOA solution for...

Is anyone else seeing that the SOA solution for Spring 2017 12B is misleading?

The way I see it, the SOA solution multiplies reduced admissions per 1K member months by the average # of chronic...
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 04-12-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 352
Posted By jwitt25
The amount that the IPA would receive from the...

The amount that the IPA would receive from the payer is the allowed amount. Given that you're analyzing from the perspective of the IPA, you would use the amount that you are contractually going to...
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